Due to the fine weather and people having more time on their hands at present, more cyclists are on our roads.
As a cyclist, you can reduce your risk of injury and death, by following some simple advice:
· Always wear a helmet
· Always wear luminous clothing such as hi-vis vests, armbands and reflective belts so that other road users can see you
· Never cycle in the dark without adequate lighting – white for front, red for rear.
· Make sure you keep to the left. Always look behind and give the proper signal before moving off, changing lanes or making a turn
· Follow the Rules of the Road - never run traffic lights or weave unpredictably in and out of traffic
· Maintain your bike properly – in particular, your brakes should work properly and your tyres should be inflated to the correct pressure and be in good condition
· Respect other road users – stop at Pedestrian Crossings and don’t cycle on the footpath
· Watch your speed, especially when cycling on busy streets and going downhill
· Steer well clear of left-turning trucks, let them turn before you move ahead